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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: Jan 30, 2009 2:46pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Help!!! I can't stop!

Exactly. Sometimes you need to put on I wanna be Sedated or Sheena is a Punk Rocker

;~)

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Poster: cosmic charlie dupree Date: Jan 30, 2009 4:18pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Help!!! I can't stop!

Pretty mainstream, but I tell you what gets me going these days... the Joe Walsh (with and without Eagles) tunes: Those Shoes, In The City, Walk Away, etc. Crank those up in the car stereo and I'm transported back to the '70's in terms of straight-ahead, heavy, loud rock. Boy we are digressing....

I actually totally agree with staggerleib, and can't really articulate the enduring appeal of the Grateful Dead. I think it has something to do with some mix of the following:

1) The more you know, the more you want to know. Once you're at a certain level of familiarity with a band, you want to hear EVERYTHING. For most bands, you get through everything pretty quickly. Not so in this case.

2) The imperfection make it's all the more appealing. In most versions, someone either misses a note, a lyric, or timing, or the mix isn't right, but all that improv, exploration, and variability means that there's always a chance for moments of brilliance. When those moments come, it's something to behold if you know how to appreciate it. Maybe this is what "searching for the sound" means.

3) Don't know how else to say it, but the band is genuine and real. As much as I love a band like the Rolling Stones, they are full of swagger and ego, and the contrast makes the Grateful Dead all the more appealing. They're like an old friend you can really connect with on a human level.

Many other reasons to be sure, but it's Friday afternoon and a Stone IPA is waiting for me at home - gotta go!

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Poster: SkyDawg Date: Jan 30, 2009 7:49pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Help!!! I can't stop!

I love Joe Walsh too. I do most if not all of my non-Dead listening on my iPod when I have breaks during work and no time to listen to a 20-30 minute Dead jam. My Joe Walsh tracks on the Ipod contains Barnstorm & James Gang stuff like Take A Look Around, Funk #48, Funk # 49, The Bomber, Tend My Garden, Meadows, Welcome To The Club, Falling Down, Rocky Mountain Way, Happy Ways, Mother Says, Time Out and others. I also have a bunch of stuff by WAR, Leon Russell, Little Feat,
(pre-Michael McDonald) Doobie Brothers, Roy Orbison, The Band, and a whole bunch of others... and I don't want to ever stop. I don't want to hang up my rock and roll shoes.

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Poster: fireeagle Date: Jan 30, 2009 3:53pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Help!!! I can't stop!

listened today 2 2 boots from FREE (anybody remembers free?), 72-10-12 and 72-10-14. almost identical set lists, only 2 days apart, yet completely different performances and sound. fuckin awesome. same goes for zepp etc

it wasnt gd only for sure